Dog the Bounty Hunter went on an unhinged anti-LGBTQ+ religious rant Tuesday during a Facebook live interview with Christian ministry founder Sharell Barrera.
The former reality TV star, whose real name is Duane Chapman, was joined by his sixth wife Francie Frane who also joined in on the homophobic tirade.
“For many, many years, these holy rollers have done just that: rolled around,” Chapman said of modern day Christianity. “You see where they’ve got us now. They’ve got kids changing their sexuality.”
“We have to stop all that, rebuke them,” he continued. “Two ways to rebuke: in Jesus’ name and then physically.”
Barrera joked that Chapman likes to “lay hands on people” and “not the type of hands we do in the church.”
“Jesus was not a sissy,” Chapman said, before adding that he recently heard a preacher say that “we don’t need no more sissy men.”
Chapman then referred to the Bud Light boycott led by conservatives outraged that the company would partner with a trans person. “The people playing church all led to Bud Light,” he said. “Get that punk down, rebuke Satan out of him and just give him a couple black eyes,” Chapman said, presumably referring to Dylan Mulvaney. “If I ever see him, I’m dropping him.”
Chapman’s violence rhetoric was met with laughter from both Barrera and Frane.
“Pride cometh before a fall,” he said when speaking about LGBTQ+ Pride month, before insisting that he has friends and family that are “that way.” But, he said, “That’s not the way God made us. He didn’t make Adam and Steve, he made Adam and Eve.”
Chapman later insisted that the LGBTQ+ community is “coming for your children,” and that “they” would have to “get by Jesus’s blood and shotgun shells.”
Chapman’s lesbian daughter apologized to trans influencer Dylan Mulvaney hours after his rant went viral on Wednesday.
Lyssa Chapman, who starred on Dog’s reality TV show, told TMZ “she would like to send her apologies to Dylan and the trans community as a whole, and her heart breaks over Dog’s hateful comments.”
Lyssa says Dog’s comments do not reflect the morals he taught her growing up and she loves him, but worries he’s watching too much cable news.
Chapman’s other daughter, Bonnie Chapman, also released a statement aimed at her father, saying, “Jesus loves everyone and would strongly denounce this non-accepting rhetoric. It is utterly repulsive to to advocate violence against our transgender community, and it is equally repulsive to invoke Jesus’ name in vain to support such views.”